Homer Harris Park
This park in the heart of the Central Area features unique artwork, a "Unity Plaza" gathering place, picnic tables and lawn areas. Barbecue on the grill or bring a picnic lunch, and enjoy the views to Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains. The park will also include a large elephant sculpture in the children's play area.
The park is on a tract of land once owned by William Grose, a black pioneer, who bought the tract from Henry Yesler in 1882 for $1,000 in gold.
Dr. Homer Harris (1916-2007), for whom the park is named, was one of Seattle's most beloved and respected athletes and physicians. Artwork at the park notes highlights and achievements in the life of Dr. Harris.